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The Guild Collect
Prayers to say before: ringing for a service  –  a practice  –  a peal or quarter peal attempt 

The Guild Collect

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, without whom we can achieve nothing, prosper, we pray, the work of our Guild; increase our skill, and grant us grace to serve you faithfully in the performance of our art; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Before ringing for Service

Grant, O Lord, that these bells may sound your praises and the good news of your salvation; may they summon the faithful to worship and stir all who hear them to glorify your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

O Mighty God, Who has given us the joy and responsibility of sounding your welcome from our towers; grant that faith, love and devotion may be awakened in all who hear the bells this day, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Incline your ears, O Lord, to our prayers, and grant that as the bells of your Church sound in this parish the hearts of those who hear them may be awakened to worship you, that the faith and devotion of Christian people may be increased to the greater glory of your Holy Name;through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Grant, O Lord, that the ringing of these bells may be to your honour and glory, and as we, through their music, send out a call to worship, may we also worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Remember, O Lord, what you have wrought in us and not what we deserve, and as you have called us to your service, so make us worthy of our calling, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prosper with your blessing, O Lord, the work to which you have called us in your church, and strengthen the hands of all who serve you. Make our worship more worthy, our witness more effective, and inspire us with the fresh zeal in the furthering of your kingdom; for the honour and glory of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Before Ringing Practice

Blessed Lord, who has bidden us through your Apostles to do all in the name of Jesus Christ, and to do all things well; grant us grace to do our work heartily and unto the Lord, that our practice may be accepted and blessed abundantly, and to the honour of your name.
Amen.

Guide us, Lord, in all our doings with your gracious favour, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your Holy Name, and by your mercy attain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

O Lord God, who through your Holy Spirit has given your servants many gifts of knowledge and skill; give us the grace to extend those gifts and to use them always to your glory and for the good of all people, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Give us grace, Heavenly Father, worthily to practise all we do on earth, that one day we may be worthy to worship you in heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Before a peal or quarter peal attempt

Heavenly Father, we make this offering to you. Give us strength in body and mind, and a determination to do all things well and to the glory of your Church on earth.
Amen.